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EL33TONLINE (Apr 20, 2008)
F1 Championship Edition is the best F1 game, ever. If you’re not into F1 then I guess you’ll be bored as you were before…if you’re a fan and have been heaping up Kleenex tissues after years of tears because of the terrible games then, like Murray Walker back in the day, I say “GO, GO, GO!” and buy the game now!
GamePro (US) (Feb 26, 2007)
This is not to say that F1 Championship Edition is easy. In my first two races, I blazed top speeds that landed me in the pole position. But racing against a field of 22 drivers is a different experience entirely than racing against the clock. In both races, I choked and wrecked out in the first three laps. Frustrating, sure, but it's refreshing to have some goals to work towards in a video game.
Game Shark (Feb 28, 2007)
Even if you’re not entirely versed in the sport, Formula One: Championship Edition recreates it in such a way that makes it enjoyable. Rich visuals and loads of gameplay options ensure your experience will be a positive one, packed with simulated Formula One racing that is surprisingly accessible. Motion-controlled steering highlights a lengthy list of features that raise Formula One: Championship Edition up as one of the best in the series. While more multiplayer options would have been nice, there’s so much good stuff here that you’ll hardly notice. Finish up that nutella sandwich and pick up your Sixaxis—Formula One: Championship Edition is revved up and ready to go.
Gaming Nexus (Mar 05, 2007)
After the long drought, it was good to try out a new Formula One game. Sony should have pretty good success with this release. With the various drivers aids included in the game, it will be easy for neophytes to get started while more experienced racers can disable the aids and have a satisfyingly challenging experience. The accuracy of the cars and tracks is very good, and a devoted F1 viewer would enjoy seeing the tracks in the way that a driver does. I like to drive at least a few laps on whatever circuit the traveling F1 circus is at on any particular F1 race weekend, but that has been increasingly difficult to do as the schedule has changed since the 2002 season.
All in all, this is an excellent title that will change the way we look at racers. Don't look for it to shatter any sales records here in the U.S., but if you're looking for a technical racer that requires attention to be placed on tire wear, rather than the unlocking of vinyl decals, you will be in for a real treat. Look for Formula One: Championship Edition at the end of February.
Game Chronicles (Mar 02, 2007)
F1 racing isn’t for everyone. It requires a lot of practice, track memorization, and intimate knowledge of your car; how it handles under a variety of weather and track conditions, tire wear, and how to tune your machine for each track. If you are up to the challenge, Formula One Championship Edition will reward your efforts with one of the best racing sims I have ever played.
88 (Sep 07, 2007)
Podsumowując - F1CE to wspaniały tytuł, nie tylko dla graczy z dziesięcioletnim doświadczeniem za kierownicą (tudzież padem lub klawiaturą). Dzięki systemom wspomagania i poziomowi trudności Easy, nawet laik zakończy sezon na pierwszym miejscu i będzie mógł rozpocząć konkurowanie w trybie Multi (na upartego można wcześniej). Jeśli zaś chodzi o hardcoreowych wyjadaczy poprawiających na treningu czasy o drugie (albo i nawet trzecie) miejsce po przecinku, z pewnością przypadnie im do gustu możliwość dokładnego strojenia bolidu i mierzenia się w sieci z najlepszymi kierowcami. Wszyscy zaś z pewnością poczują wspaniałą atmosferę panującą na imprezach Formuły 1. No i zapomniałbym wspomnieć o polskim kierowcy Formuły 1 - nie ma go w tej grze, obsada teamów jest według kontraktów zawartych na rok 2006, a jak pamiętamy Kubica wskoczył na miejsce Villeneuve (mistrz świata z 1997 roku).
PSX Extreme (Feb 26, 2007)
At the end of it all, I found Formula One: Championship Edition to be a superb racing game. Enthusiasts of the motorsport will eat this up and ask for more. Everything about this game is a quality product, from the visuals to the gameplay. Formula One is whatever you make of it; play it like an arcade game, play it like a simulation, or something in between -- the choice is yours. And choices are exactly what the game offers to the gamer: a whole bunch of customization options that'll appease to the needs of any F1 perfectionist, a good number of gameplay modes, 12 player online matches, and unlockable classics. In addition, Formula One is also one of the most visually impressive next-generation titles out right now. And it's one of the first PS3 games to exceed the look of its initial tech-demo. Fans of not just the sport, but also the genre, should really consider picking up a copy of the game. Formula One is a superb racer.
TTGamer (Apr 02, 2007)
F1 CE has come out at the perfect time to have maximum impact. It’s very easy for us to recommend this game even to those who may not be all that into F1 because it’s just an amazing experience on the PS3. If you're looking for a racing game and are discouraged by Motorstorm’s lack of realism, then there is no doubt F1 CE will give you what you are looking for.
PGNx Media (Feb 28, 2007)
Formula One Championship Edition is a great game and a solid addition to the PS3 lineup, especially since it’s an exclusive first-party title. F1 fans and those who are curious will find a lot to like in the game from the technical aspects to the smooth learning curve. However, if you hadn’t previously considered an F1 game, this probably won’t convince you that you’re missing out on a lot.
Daily Game (Mar 01, 2007)
Both casual and hardcore fans will agree Sony has taken advantage of the PlayStation 3's processing and high-definition capabilities to present the best looking and sounding F1 game to date. Running in 720p the car models are, as expected, spot on with paint that glistens under the sun's heavenly glow. Small details like dirt appearing on tires when cars are steered off the track and cones being momentarily lodged in the front wing help add to the realism and next-gen visceral experience. More impressive are dynamic rain effects that can turn on or off during the course of a race.
Playstation Front (Apr 18, 2007)
Hoffen wir das Sony bei einem eventuell kommenden 2007er-Titel deutlich mehr Wert auf das drum herum legt, sowohl was die Grafik neben der eigentlichen Strecke als auch die Präsentation und Kommentatoren angeht. Sollten diese Mankos ausgebessert werden stünde dem Titel in jedem Fall eine Wertung im hohen 80er oder gar im 90er-Bereich voraus. Doch genug von negativen Punkten, denn „F1 CE“ macht wirklich eine riesige Menge Spaß, denn was motiviert einen mehr als etwa als Testfahrer das Beste zu geben, um schlussendlich einen Platz als zweiter Fahrer bei einem renommierten Rennstall zu erhalten? Der Umfang und die Spielbarkeit als auch die Möglichkeiten der Konfiguration tragen ihr übriges dazu bei, dass dieser Launch-Titel sowohl für Anfänger als auch für Simulationsfans unserer Meinung nach eines der Must-Have-Spiele für die PlayStation 3 darstellt, wenn man denn ein Fan der Formel 1 ist.
GamesFire (Mar 30, 2007)
Mit Formula One Championship ist Sony ein gutes Rennspiel gelungen. Wer auf die Rensport-Art Formel 1 und grafische Leckerbissen steht, der wird mit diesem Titel viele Runden auf den virtuellen Rennstrecken mit Freude drehen. Schade ist, dass die Entwickler auch im neuesten Ableger nicht viele neue Ideen eingebaut haben und es somit keine spielerischen Innovationen gibt. Denn bis auf den Online-Modus und die moderne Grafik, hat sich gegenüber F1 2006 nicht viel verändert.
81 (Mar 23, 2007)
Und jeder der sich mal wieder aufs Fahren konzentrieren will und es leid ist von irgendwelchen Pseudogangstern zu illegalen Rennen herausgefordert zu werden, dem wird Formula 1 Championship gefallen.
80 (Feb 27, 2007)
This game is high-octane fun. With deep customization and an intriguing season that will leave gamers feeling satisfied. The racing itself feels smooth and natural as you slide through each turn. With graphics I could stare at all day and fun that doesn’t get old, this may just be the game that brings Formula One racing to the forefront.
UOL Jogos (Mar 23, 2007)
Exclusividade leva à acomodação e perda de qualidade? Pode ser. Mas em "Formula One Championship Edition" nota-se um esforço do Studio Liverpool em fazer um simulador digno da nova geração de consoles e que sirva de cartão de visitas do PlayStation 3. Tal qual "Flight Simulator", voar sob rodas exige conhecimento e dedicação. Motoristas domingueiros têm a disposição uma série de itens de auxílio na direção. Sem a ajuda, podem se assustar com a dificuldade de pilotar e com as nuances de ajustes. Como simulador da categoria, cumpre bem seu papel. Fãs ardorosos do esporte devem torcer o nariz para os dados desatualizados - lançado no final de fevereiro nos EUA era de esperar a temporada 2007 -, mas o belo visual compensa o desleixo. Em tempo: a opção de usar o PSP como retrovisor durante as corridas ficou de fora na versão final e não faz falta alguma.
Video Game Talk (Jun 10, 2007)
I didn't expect to like Formula One nearly as much as I did. But the game is very well balanced, with enough leeway for beginners, and an excellent set of advanced controls for veterans. The game isn't perfect, with the lack of in-system multiplayer and graphics that can be less than impressive at times, but the spectacular audio and beautiful handling of the cars more than makes up for it. This one should deserves to be in your PS3 library. Highly Recommended.
80 (Mar 02, 2007)
Trotz der Kritik zählt F1 Championship Edition für mich zu einem der besseren Launch-Titel, da ich immer noch Spaß daran habe, auf den F1-Pisten meine Runden zu drehen und mir harte Duelle mit der herausfordernden, wenn auch manchmal unfairen KI zu liefern. Formel 1-Fans bekommen hier ein durchweg gutes Rennspiel für ihre neue Konsole – sofern sie keine Hardcore-Simulation und aktuelle Saisondaten erwarten!
80 (Mar 22, 2007)
Formula One fans don't have a better console alternative to Sony's debut PlayStation 3 effort, and while it's by no means a perfect recreation of the sport, it does a lot of things very well. Casual fans might be best advised to stay away though, unless prepared to invest a lot of time into learning circuits and how to drive the incredibly powerful cars. Online play also adds some much needed human competition and it's hard not to be impressed by the work gone into the visuals. Formula One Championship Edition may well fall behind big hitters Resistance and MotorStorm in terms of launch hype, but it's well worth the attention of all motorsport fans.
Deaf Gamers (May 09, 2007)
If you haven't played Formula One 06 and are a fan of Formula One then Formula One Championship Edition can pretty much be regarded as a must own title. If you have played Formula One 06 and are looking for more than just a prettier version that offers online races, then you're probably going to wish that Formula One Championship Edition offered a lot more. At the very least an up to date roster would have been welcome. Still, all things considered, the game is an enjoyable racing simulation that shows off the graphical capabilities of the PlayStation 3 quite nicely and you'll also be pleased to learn that it supports the various Logitech USB steering wheels that were available for the PlayStation 2.
GotNext (Mar 14, 2007)
Certainly, F1 is a bit of a curious choice as a major release here in America, considering its subject matter and searing level of difficulty. There's no argument that it's a beautiful, well-executed tribute to the oh-so-European obsession that is Formula One racing. Fans of the sport and hardcore racers owe it to themselves to check it out, although you should be warned – prepare to spend some serious time learning how to be a race driver. You're gonna need the practice.
GameZone (Feb 27, 2007)
The game can be frustrating at times – especially in the career mode. The weather and lighting effects can also create a few sore spots when it comes to racing, but the actual racing is very well realized and the multiplayer is also enjoyable. Just make sure you understand the nuances of the game before you try to go online.
Yahoo! Games (Feb 28, 2007)
In the long run, we love F1's purity; while it can seem too much at first, the stringent driving model is ideally suited for Formula One racing. An arcade leaning would make the game more accessible for a broader audience, but would also sell short the enthusiast appeal of the sport. And with Motorstorm shortly hitting shelves, both ends of the racing spectrum will be covered on the PlayStation3.
GameSpy (Mar 05, 2007)
F1 is a tough sport, but it's a wonderful one. Championship Edition captures that astonishingly well, although it stumbles with fully implementing the online features, and the lack of force feedback is murderously noticeable. This is an easy buy for F1 fans, and a great way for other interested players to check out the sport.
Gaming Target (Mar 05, 2007)
Formula One Championship Edition was one of the first PlayStation 3 games demoed at E3 and was most memorable for its unique PSP wing mirror feature. The ability to use Sony’s handheld as a way to reflect who’s on your tail has since been dropped. However, the final game is still worth playing for its great sense of speed, whether you’re an F1 diehard or just dabbling in the Grand Prix of automobile racing games.
Games Master (Apr, 2007)
Overall this is the best F1 game in ages and a treat for jaded racing fans. As Murray Walker might have once shouted: "Go! Go! Go! (and buy it)".
Video Game Generation (Mar 18, 2007)
Formula One Championship Edition is definitely a niche title, but it fills that niche very well. It’s focus on true simulation racing, combined with a deep career mode and fun online multiplayer, makes this one of the better games to be released for the system to date. So despite a few issues, Formula One Championship Edition is a solid F1 title that’ll definitely please fans of the sport, as well as gamers that enjoy more technical racing in general.
77 (Mar 23, 2007)
Sony hat den Schritt zur PlayStation3 souverän gemeistert, ohne dabei zu glänzen. "Formula One Championship Edition" ist eine ordentliche Portierung, die den Kauf für Besitzer des PS2-Vorgängers kaum rechtfertigt. Fehlende Features wie etwa ein Splitscreen-Modus oder Intro-Filmchen vor den Rennen trüben den Gesamteindruck merklich. Daran kann auch die klasse Optik nichts ändern!
GamingExcellence (Mar 09, 2007)
All in all, Formula One Championship Edition provides a good balance of arcade and simulation gameplay. While the rosters are a bit dated, and the presentation itself is incredibly bland, the actual racing experience is quite enjoyable. The game offers up enough modes of play to keep any racing enthusiast satisfied, and a decent multiplayer component for those who prefer to head online. Although Formula One CE has its flaws, it’s worth taking a look for any racing fan who owns a PlayStation 3.
F1: Championship Edition is a well-executed racing game, and I’d be hard pressed to find a more complete simulation. It has a steep learning curve, but at least it tries to meet you halfway with driving aids, customizable races and a fun control scheme. If you’re willing to put the effort into it you’ll find it to be a very rewarding racer with a lot of gameplay, but people who aren’t sure about how much effort they’re willing to put into racing might want to rent before they buy on this one.
IGN UK (Mar 22, 2007)
Formula One Championship Edition manages to tread the fine line between realism and fun. With the driving aids on anyone can pick up the pad and have an enjoyable race around all the official F1 track. However, for those that want more depth the options are there to make this an extremely technical racer that requires a lot of skill. Admittedly it would have been better to include a thorough tutorial to help players understand the skills behind driving like a pro rather than let the AI do all the hard work, but it's not a deal breaker. However, the game’s biggest mistake is having a career mode that is overly complicated, potentially frustrating and actually rather boring. F1 purists may appreciate it but we doubt even they'll want to race around the same track over and over again, just to make sure they’ve got the right tyres on their car.
1UP (Feb 27, 2007)
For many, the steep learning curve, the quirks, and the flaws may all just be a bit too much. As with any sports game, an appreciation for the subject is a must, but to be completely honest "liking racing games" isn't going to be enough to get the most out of this. Lovers of Formula One will get a huge kick out of the way it wallows in the culture of the sport. From the presentation to the minutiae of managing a driver's career, it's steeped in layers of process that encourage purists to let their freak flag fly. That said though, its biggest flaw is that, rather than providing you with an experience that makes you feel like a Formula One driver, it instead seems to require that you practically need the skills of one to truly succeed.
Game Revolution (Mar 02, 2007)
Before I started playing, I thought I'd just want to retire to Stockholm and develop a currency for cats and dogs to use, but I may stick with Formula One Championship Edition for awhile instead. It may come as a challenge to our NASCARs and mud rallies, but I am grateful that it broke into the American PS3 catalog. In fact I’m going to hit the ol’ crepe house after this and get a whole mess o’ crepes.
74 (May 08, 2007)
Championship Edition is super-realistic. Perhaps too much so for its own good. For F1 buffs it is ideal, but if you want an adrenaline-pumping ride on PS3, there's another game, with a big desert and mad vehicles, which does it all much better I'm afraid. One for the fanatics, then...
IGN (Feb 23, 2007)
Formula One Championship Edition can be a really fun game if you happen to be a big fan of either Formula One or technical racing in general. There aren't many whiz-bang features that will draw the interest of outsiders, though it's likely one of the most newbie-friendly Formula games around.
GameSpot (Feb 27, 2007)
If you're an F1 fan and you own a PlayStation 3, picking up Formula One Championship Edition is a no-brainer. The racing action is intense, the controls are solid, and while the rosters are quite dated, it's an overall good representation of the sport. If you haven't enjoyed F1 games in the past, you probably won't find much here to change your mind, but if a steep learning curve is what has kept you from previously taking the plunge, the game is friendly enough to beginners to make it worth a look.
Computer Bild Spiele (Apr 04, 2007)
Formel-Eins-Fans kommen hier trotz der teilweise flimmernden und doch etwas unspektakulärer Grafik mit Sicherheit auf ihre Kosten. Doch als Starttitel für die Playstation 3 ist das Spiel eher eine kleine Enttäuschung. Es fehlen frische Ideen und neue Spielmodi. Die Raserei ist in dieser Form deshalb doch nur "befriedigend".
65 (Mar 22, 2007)
Le contexte très difficile des reports de la sortie européenne de la PS3 a joué un bien mauvais tour à l'équipe de développement de ce Formula One. Pris entre deux feux, ceux-ci n'ont pu ni développer un nouveau titre ni le proposer assez tôt pour ne pas subir les effets du décalage temporel des saisons 2006 et 2007. Si le Online apporte indubitablement, le Sixaxis rate le virage et l'absence d'un mode deux joueurs en décevra plus d'un. Pourtant, le jeu se veut immersif au possible et ne peut être considéré comme un échec en soi. Mais le véritable lancement de la série sur PS3 se fera plus tard.
Gamezine (May 10, 2007)
Formula One CE n’est pas la tuerie que les fans de F1 attendaient, la faute à un certain manque d’ambition. Si le plaisir de jeu est réel, le côté simulation souffre quand même de l’absence de détails importants. Si les fans ne bouderont pas leur plaisir de s’adonner en HD à leur passion, les autres lui préfèreront des jeux plus funs…
G4 TV: X-Play (Mar 21, 2007)
F1 is a good racing game -- great if you actually love the license -- that could have been a lot more. It seems more focused on appealing to actual F1 drivers than actual gamers. And guess what? We outnumber those guys by a large margin. The tweaking and decent gameplay salvages things, but the caps the game's developers put on things leaves you struggling to have fun instead of it coming naturally. Tony Hawk proves you can simulate and sensationalize at the same time. Too bad F1 Championship Edition is too much of the former, not enough of the latter.
60 (UK) (Mar 24, 2007)
And that's Formula One Championship Edition. It doesn't contain any real surprises and it does exactly what you'd expect a Formula One game to do. It's a faithful simulation of the sport: just like the real thing, it's mildly diverting, good for soaking up a hangover at the weekend but goes on far too long. And some people will be love it so much that they'll sit up all night just to catch a few qualifying sessions from Malaysia, or Australia, or wherever. Just like every Formula One game.
50 (Feb 23, 2007)
Dabei wäre doch nur Feintuning notwendig gewesen und Sony hätte Formel 1-Fans in aller Welt glücklich gemacht. Denn im Grunde ist alles drin, was sich ein Rennsport-Fan wünscht: Alle Originalstrecken, die Originalteams, selbst die Original-RTL-Sprecher wurden verpflichtet und dann scheitert der Formel 1-Renner am Gameplay. Etwas mehr „I“ bei der gegnerischen KI und eine Generalüberholung der Steuerung hätten vermutlich für ein kleines Wunder gesorgt. Dann noch etwas an der Präsentation gefeilt, den Boxenfunk und das Minispiel rausgeworfen und schon wäre die spielbare TV-Übertragung Wirklichkeit geworden. Vielleicht wird diese Vision im nächsten Jahr in die Realität umgesetzt - die Hoffnung stirbt bekanntlich zuletzt.
50 (Apr 04, 2007)
Formula One: Championship Edition is zowel als gewone racegame en als simulatie geen geslaagd product te noemen. Hoewel de die-hards er nog altijd plezier uit kunnen halen, doet de game teveel aanwijsbare dingen fout om een voldoende te krijgen. Hopelijk leren ze bij Sony van hun fouten en leveren ze met deze licentie de volgende keer wel een product af dat de kwaliteit van de sport eer aandoet.